Nepal earthquake on the radar29 April 2015
Nepal earthquake on the radar29 April 2015 On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse t...
Revealing mountains hiding under ice29 April 2015
Revealing mountains hiding under ice29 April 2015 Results from a recent field campaign, which was organised to help investigate the potential of a new Earth observation mission concept, have provided a unique 3D glimpse of the peaks and troughs under the Mittelbergferner glacier in the Austrian Alps.
Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015
Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015 The latest satellite for the European Commission’s environmental Copernicus programme has arrived safe and sound in French Guiana for launch on 12 June. Carrying a multispectral imager, Sentinel-2A is set to give us a new perspective of our land and v...
Perseverance paves way for wind laser 22 April 2015
Perseverance paves way for wind laser 22 April 2015 Developing new satellite instruments is always challenging, but at times more head-scratching is needed to create something truly cutting-edge. ESA’s Aeolus mission may have caused a few headaches along the way, but its wind lasers are now ready and t...
Fast access to CryoSat’s Arctic ice measurements now available17 April 2015 ESA’s ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region.
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources16 April 2015
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources16 April 2015 Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development.